AiR 351 is an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal), targeted for artists and curators from all over the world. Its studio based professional development program anchors itself on the thriving local art scene and streches over a national and international network. AiR 351´s main purpose is to generate critical mass while furthering artistic projects and exchanges. Aware of the country´s intersection position between Europe, America and Africa, AiR 351 aims to become a space of confluence, dialogue and critical thinking. AiR 351´s praxis follows a collaborative model based on solid one-to-one relationships within the artworld. Its team works closely with each resident on a supportive environment. It relies on an international board and selection committee and through institutional partnerships AiR 351´s activities encompass a variety of contexts such as museums, universities and art schools.
AiR 351´s headquarters are located on a quiet residential neighborhood of tree-lined streets and surrounded by public gardens. On a walking distance from the sea, this unique setting is a fertile environment for artistic research and creation. Only 30 minutes away from Lisbon´s city center (35 kms), it is also at the heart of the arts district in Cascais. In a walking distance, one can find Casa das Histórias Paula Rego designed by the Pritzker Prize architect Eduardo Souto Moura, the historic Cidadela Palace and Fortress, as well as a natural landscape setting. Studios and offices are housed in a 19th century building, a former public school declared as Classified Heritage (Escola Monumento D. Luiz I). Entirely renovated in the beginning of 2017, the building belongs to the City Hall and it was granted to AiR 351 for this specific purpose.Access: By Car: 35 Kms away from Lisbon (via A5). By Train: CP – Combóios de Portugal, Linha de Cascais, from Cais do Sodré until Cascais station
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